The Legend of The Female Stranger

In the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church cemetery in Alexandria is one of the most famous graves in the area. The inscription on the tombstone bears no name, no hint to who may have been buried underneath. It is not that the name has been erased from centuries of wind and rain. It just never existed. Instead, the table-top tombstone is dedicated to the memory of a “Female Stranger”, an unknown woman who has become the subject of local legends and tales in Alexandria.

The grave of the female stranger